Made with a soft Italian cheese and tried Sicilian tomatoes, these savory pea and egg cakes are a perfect spring appetizer.
A perfect idea for a brunch, with a drink or as a simple snack. This pie has all the flavor of fresh seasonal peas. They make the mixture very soft and colorful.
Robiola, one of the most renowned Italian cheese and Sicilian dried tomatoes, add a unique flavor to this cake, rich also from the nutritional point of view.
- 250 g fresh peas
- 1 onion cut into cubes
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
- 250 g wholemeal Farro flour or Kamut flour
- 2 tbsp organic baking powder
- 1 organic large egg
- 150 ml 5 fl oz organic milk (or rice milk)
- 50 ml 2 fl oz Extra virgin olive oil
- 50 g 2 oz Crescenza, Robiola or other soft cheese
- A handful of sundried tomatoes
- Wash and cook the fresh peas in salted water for 15-20 minutes (it depends on their size). Drain and place them in a bowl with water and ice to keep the color.
- Clean the onions, cut into slices and fry over low heat with a little oil and salt. Add the peas and let mix for five minutes. Let cool the peas, then pour them into a blender with flour, baking powder, egg, milk and olive oil. Blend for 3-4 minutes until mixture is smooth.
- Pour the dough into a loaf cake mold, lined with parchment paper. Cover with cheese and sun dried tomatoes. Bake, in preheated oven, at 180°C (350°F/Gas 4) for 25-30 minutes
Veronica is a born and raised Italian. She inherited her love for travel, passion for cooking and natural, sustainable, healthy slow food from her parents. Her works have appeared in 'Vegetarian Living', 'Veggie Magazine', 'Lifestyle food', 'Australian Good Food & Travel Guide', 'Chickpea' and 'Free from Heaven', among others. She is the author of "Panini: the simple tastes of Italian style bread"; 'The Rustic Italian bakery", "The Vegetarian Italian Kitchen" and "A Modern Italian table", published by New Holland Publishers Australia.